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10j Injunctions

10(j) Injunction Activity at the National Labor Relations Board

Section 10(j) of the National Labor Relations Act authorizes the National Labor Relations Board to seek temporary injunctions against employers and unions in federal district courts to stop unfair labor practices while the case is being litigated before administrative law judges and the Board. These temporary injunctions are needed to protect the process of collective bargaining and employee rights under the Act, and to ensure that Board decisions will be meaningful. The section was added as part of a set of reforms to the Act in 1947. Over the years, all NLRB General Counsels have made use of this effective enforcement tool, as shown in this chart.

There are 15 categories of labor disputes in which Section 10(j) injunctions may be appropriate, listed here. Under NLRB processes, potential cases are identified by Regional Offices and reviewed by the General Counsel, who must seek authorization from the Board before proceeding to court. Below is a list of all 10(j) injunction cases authorized by the Board since September 1, 2010, with status updates.

Authorization Date Case Numbersort ascending Case Name Injunction Status
09/07/2011 28-CA-023513 GCA Services Group, Inc. Granted
02/14/2012 28-CA-023387 Albertson's, LLC Seeking Injunction
12/16/2010 28-CA-023204 River Medical Incorporated Settled pre-10(j) Petition
06/09/2014 26-CA-092192 Ozburn-Hessey Logistics, LLC Seeking Injunction
07/15/2013 26-CA-091524 PROGRESS RAIL SERVICES CORPORATION, A SUBSIDIARY OF CATERPILLAR Settled pre-10(j) Petition
11/15/2010 26-CA-023558 Cooperative Response Center, Inc. Settled post-10(j) Petition
09/29/2014 25-CA-124270 Astoria Trucking, Inc. d/b/a Beaird Transport, Inc., a single employer and/or alter egos Settled pre-10(j) Petition
05/09/2014 25-CA-117589 PORTER HOSPITAL, LLC D/B/A PORTER REGIONAL HOSPITAL Settled pre-10(j) Petition
07/24/2014 25-CA-117090 SMI/DIVISION OF DCX-CHOL ENTERPRISES, INC. Seeking Injunction
02/18/2014 25-CA-112413 INVENTURE FOODS, INC. Settled pre-10(j) Petition
03/10/2014 25-CA-099616 COMMERCIAL AIR, INC. Withdrawn
02/22/2012 25-CA-031898 NEW NGC, INC., d/b/a NATIONAL GYPSUM COMPANY Settled pre-10(j) Petition
03/09/2012 25-CA-031883 Coupled Products, LLC Withdrawn
06/22/2011 25-CA-031704 Monogram Comfort Foods Withdrawn
05/03/2011 25-CA-031683 Republic Services, Inc. Withdrawn
01/11/2011 25-CA-031626 Sabre Mfg. Settled pre-10(j) Petition
12/13/2010 25-CA-031565 Spurlino Material of Indianapolis Granted
01/13/2011 25-CA-031502 Marsh Supermarket Settled post-10(j) Petition
09/24/2010 25-CA-031485 Irving Ready Mix, Inc. Seeking Injunction
03/07/2012 24-CA-011798 Bridge of the Caribbean, LLC Settled pre-10(j) Petition

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